The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    safety squat bar question

    Recently picked up a bar to convert to a safety squat bar with the help from a welder/engineer at work. Looking to confirm the dimensions if possible. I was told the angle for the handles in front are roughly 15-20degress in relation to the bar but i need to know the amount of camber on the end of the bar. From what I can tell it looks to be roughly 4 inches in most cases.

    Can someone give me some input that has access to one.

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    our SSB had a significantly larger camber, I want to say in the neighborood of a foot, maybe more?

    I don't think it will necessarily matter how big the camber is, it will just change the dynamic of the lift. Bigger/more forward camber = more difficult to stay tight, but with less weight used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzk464s View Post
    our SSB had a significantly larger camber, I want to say in the neighborood of a foot, maybe more?

    I don't think it will necessarily matter how big the camber is, it will just change the dynamic of the lift. Bigger/more forward camber = more difficult to stay tight, but with less weight used.
    I was unaware they had that much camber. I have a rackable camber squat bar and it has an industry typical 14 inch camber so I definately wanna stay significantly less than that for variety purposes. Make sense what you said about the dynamic of the lift.
    Thanks for the input.
    Last edited by blong; 11-04-2010 at 02:48 PM.

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